Individual instruction for students of all levels.
Professional musician for hire.
Available for sectionals, clinics, and marching band instruction.
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Krista, a native of Raleigh, began playing percussion at age nine. Now as a professional she maintains a full studio of private students and performs as a freelance musician throughout North Carolina. She is a regular member of the Triangle Wind Ensemble and has subbed for many other local organizations including The Durham Symphony, The Raleigh Symphony, and The Fayetteville Symphony.
Krista regularly coaches percussionists at local middle and high schools. She often serves as a percussion ensemble director or marching band instructor during the school year.
Krista attended Appalachian State University under a full scholarship and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Music Performance and a minor in Business. She studied under Dr. Rob Falvo, a graduate of the The Manhattan School of Music, and W. Arnold Sykes. In 2001 Krista won the Concerto Competition Winner for the Hayes School of Music and was later invited to perform in the Honors Recital Series in 2002. During her time Krista also played double seconds, tenor, and bass pans in the Steely Pan Steel Band, an advanced touring steel pan ensemble.
After college Krista worked for various arts organizations including The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Columbia Artists Management, Lincoln Center, and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. While working for these organizations she continued to perform professionally in venues such as The Kennedy Center, the Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center, the Wooly Mammoth Arts Center, Meymandi Concert hall, Duke Chapel, and many others.
Krista’s focus and passion for teaching has led to the creation of KLS Percussion, a place to advance the art of percussion and create the musicians of tomorrow.